Irishman's dismembered body found in Amsterdam canal
A dismembered body found in an Amsterdam canal has been identified as that of a 29-year-old Irishman who had a police record in his home country, Dutch police said Saturday.
THE HAGUE - They named the man as Keith Ennis from Dublin, adding that they knew the cause of death but would not divulge it.
A walker on the canal bank on the edge of Amsterdam on 24 February saw a number of suspicious objects floating on the surface and alerted the police, who recovered, bags, suitcases and garbage bags containing body parts.
"We had virtually the whole body, but no identity," a police spokesman said.
A Dutch television programme broadcast details of tattoos on the body, which had been in the water for several days, while fingerprints were sent to other European police forces.
Irish police identified the fingerprints as those of Ellis, who was known to them, the Amsterdam spokesman said, without revealing for what offences. The killer was still being sought, he added.